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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA); Quad City International Airport; Moline, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of approval of documents. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; (b) approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; and (c) establish eligibility of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County to compete for Federal funding for the development projects depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. The specific items in the local airport development project include: Construction, lighting and marking of a 500 foot long by 150 foot wide extension to Runway 5 that includes grading and drainage; Construction, lighting and marking of parallel and connecting taxiways to the Runway 5 extension; Construction of Taxiway Q; Widening of Taxiway F; Expansion of the General Aviation Ramp; Installation of a CAT II/ III ILS to Runway 9 that includes an Approach Lighting System with sequenced Flashing Lights (ALSF–2), Touchdown Zone Lighting (TDZL) and Runway Centerline Lighting; Creation of a Standard CAT II/III Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) for Runway 9; Installation of a Mid-Field Runway Visual Range (RVR) Sensor; Relocation of the Runway 5 Visual Approach Decent Indicator (VADI); Construction of detention areas to mitigate approximately 0.6 acres of potential floodplain encroachment; and Approval of the Quad City International Airport’s Layout Plan (ALP). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 Copies of the environmental decision and the Final EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. 2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. 3. Chicago Airport District Office, Room 320, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: E. Lindsay Butler, Airports Environmental Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, Room 320, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Ms. Butler can be contacted at (847) 294–7723 (voice), (847) 294–7046 (facsimile) or by e-mail at lindsay.butler@faa.gov. Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 15, 2006. Larry H. Ladendorf, Acting Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 06–1948 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No.: NHTSA–2005–23700] Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collections of information. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of Transportation Dockets, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 401, Washington, DC 20590. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10753 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Rusnak, Office of Chief Counsel, NCC–113, telephone (202) 366–1834, fax (202) 366–3820, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Under the PRA, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Motorcyclist Safety Grant Program. OMB Control Number: N/A. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the approval date. Type of Request: New collection. Affected Public: State Governments. Form Number: HS–217. Abstract: Section 2010 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), Pub. L. 109–59, authorizes a grant program for States that adopt and implement effective motorcycle safety programs. Eligibility for the section 2010 grants is based on 6 grant criteria: (1) Motorcycle Rider Training Courses; (2) Motorcyclists Awareness Program; (3) Reduction of Fatalities and Crashes Involving Motorcycles; (4) Impaired Driving SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 10754 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 41 / Thursday, March 2, 2006 / Notices Program; (5) Reduction of Fatalities and Accidents Involving Impaired Motorcyclists; and (6) Fees Collected from Motorcyclists. To qualify for a section 2010 grant for the first fiscal year the State seeks to qualify, it must demonstrate compliance with at least 1 of the 6 grant criteria. To qualify for a section 2010 grant for the second and subsequent fiscal years it seeks to qualify, a State must demonstrate compliance with at least 2 of the 6 grant criteria. The information collected for this grant program is to include application submissions and various reporting requirements. A State that seeks to qualify in the first fiscal year must submit an application containing information demonstrating that it satisfies 1 of the 6 grant criteria. For the second and subsequent fiscal years that it seeks to qualify, a State must submit an application containing information demonstrating that it satisfies 2 of the 6 grant criteria. A State’s application would identify under which of the 6 grant criteria it intends to qualify for a section 2010 grant. With respect to each of the criteria selected, the proposed rule would require certain supporting submissions from the State to demonstrate that it meets grant criteria. A State that receives grant funds also must indicate to NHTSA how it intends to expend grant funds for each fiscal year and how grant funds were expended each fiscal year. It is important for NHTSA to be notified about these activities so that it can effectively administer the grant program and account for the expenditure of funds. To reduce burdens, A State will document these activities largely by making use of mechanisms that have received PRA clearance for other similar highway safety programs. A State will first notify NHTSA of its obligation of funds in accordance with the applicable provisions of SAFETEA–LU by submitting a Program Cost Summary (HS–217), a form with existing PRA clearance, within 30 days of the award notification. A State will also report to NHTSA, as part of its annual Highway Safety Plan under 23 U.S.C. 402, on how it intends to expend grant funds for each fiscal year. This reporting requirement, however, will not be a significant extra burden for the States because they are already required by statute to submit an annual Highway Safety Plan. Finally, a State that receives grants funds must submit each fiscal year, as part of the Annual Report for its highway safety program pursuant to 23 CFR 1200.33, a report indicating how grant funds were expended and identifying the programs VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:54 Mar 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 carried out with the grant funds. Again, this reporting requirement will not be a significant extra burden for the States because they are already required by regulation to submit an Annual Report for their highway safety program. Estimated Annual Burden: 1560 hours. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52 (fifty States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico). Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued on: February 27, 2006. John Donaldson, Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and General Law. [FR Doc. E6–3008 Filed 3–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA–2005–23090] Amendments to Highway Safety Program Guidelines National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Extension of comment period for proposed amendments to highway safety guidelines. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document extends the comment period for proposed amendments to six (6) highway safety guidelines published on February 9, 2006 (71 FR 6830). The comment due date was March 13, 2006. In a letter dated February 22, 2006, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation asked NHTSA for an extension of this due date. This document grants that request and extends the comment due date for the proposed highway safety guidelines to March 27, 2006. DATES: The due date for comments on DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2005–23090 is extended to March 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments in writing to: Docket Management, Room PL–401, 400 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Alternatively, you may submit your comments electronically by logging onto the Docket Management System Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Click on ‘‘Help & Information’’ or ‘‘Help/Info’’ to view instructions for filing your comments electronically. Regardless of how you submit your comments, you should mention the docket number of this document. You may call the Docket at 202–366– 9324. You may visit the Docket from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following person at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590: Julie Ross, Program Development and Delivery, NTI–100, telephone (202) 366–9895, facsimile: (202) 366–7149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 9, 2006 (71 FR 6830), NHTSA published a notice requesting comments on proposed amendments to six (6) existing highway safety guidelines: Guideline No. 3 Motorcycle Safety, Guideline No. 8 Impaired Driving, Guideline No. 14 Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Guideline No. 15 Traffic Enforcement Services (formerly Police Traffic Services), Guideline No. 19 Speed Management (formerly Speed Control), and Guideline No. 20 Occupant Protection. Section 402 of title 23 of the United States Code requires the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate uniform guidelines for State highway safety programs. As the highway safety environment changes, it is necessary for NHTSA to update the guidelines to provide current information on effective program content for States to use in developing and assessing their traffic safety programs. Each of the proposed revised guidelines reflects the sound science and the experience of States in traffic safety program content. NHTSA updates the guidelines periodically to reflect new issues and to emphasize program methodology and approaches that have proven to be highly effective in these program areas. The guidelines offer direction to States in formulating their highway safety plans for highway safety efforts that are supported with Section 402 grant funds. The guidelines provide a framework for developing a balanced highway safety program and serve as a tool with which States can assess the effectiveness of their own programs. NHTSA encourages States to use the guidelines and build upon them to optimize the effectiveness of highway E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No.: NHTSA-2005-23700]


Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 
Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collections of 
information.

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SUMMARY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from 
the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must 
solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, 
including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved 
collections. This document describes one collection of information for 
which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 1, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Department of 
Transportation Dockets, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 401, Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Rusnak, Office of Chief 
Counsel, NCC-113, telephone (202) 366-1834, fax (202) 366-3820, NHTSA, 
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA, before an agency submits a 
proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first 
publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment 
period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected 
agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. OMB has 
promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a 
document. Under OMB's regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must 
ask for public comment on the following:
    (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (ii) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected;
    (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.
    In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public 
comments on the following proposed collection of information:
    Title: Motorcyclist Safety Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: N/A.
    Requested Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from the 
approval date.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Affected Public: State Governments.
    Form Number: HS-217.
    Abstract: Section 2010 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
Pub. L. 109-59, authorizes a grant program for States that adopt and 
implement effective motorcycle safety programs. Eligibility for the 
section 2010 grants is based on 6 grant criteria: (1) Motorcycle Rider 
Training Courses; (2) Motorcyclists Awareness Program; (3) Reduction of 
Fatalities and Crashes Involving Motorcycles; (4) Impaired Driving

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Program; (5) Reduction of Fatalities and Accidents Involving Impaired 
Motorcyclists; and (6) Fees Collected from Motorcyclists. To qualify 
for a section 2010 grant for the first fiscal year the State seeks to 
qualify, it must demonstrate compliance with at least 1 of the 6 grant 
criteria. To qualify for a section 2010 grant for the second and 
subsequent fiscal years it seeks to qualify, a State must demonstrate 
compliance with at least 2 of the 6 grant criteria.
    The information collected for this grant program is to include 
application submissions and various reporting requirements. A State 
that seeks to qualify in the first fiscal year must submit an 
application containing information demonstrating that it satisfies 1 of 
the 6 grant criteria. For the second and subsequent fiscal years that 
it seeks to qualify, a State must submit an application containing 
information demonstrating that it satisfies 2 of the 6 grant criteria.
    A State's application would identify under which of the 6 grant 
criteria it intends to qualify for a section 2010 grant. With respect 
to each of the criteria selected, the proposed rule would require 
certain supporting submissions from the State to demonstrate that it 
meets grant criteria.
    A State that receives grant funds also must indicate to NHTSA how 
it intends to expend grant funds for each fiscal year and how grant 
funds were expended each fiscal year. It is important for NHTSA to be 
notified about these activities so that it can effectively administer 
the grant program and account for the expenditure of funds. To reduce 
burdens, A State will document these activities largely by making use 
of mechanisms that have received PRA clearance for other similar 
highway safety programs. A State will first notify NHTSA of its 
obligation of funds in accordance with the applicable provisions of 
SAFETEA-LU by submitting a Program Cost Summary (HS-217), a form with 
existing PRA clearance, within 30 days of the award notification. A 
State will also report to NHTSA, as part of its annual Highway Safety 
Plan under 23 U.S.C. 402, on how it intends to expend grant funds for 
each fiscal year. This reporting requirement, however, will not be a 
significant extra burden for the States because they are already 
required by statute to submit an annual Highway Safety Plan. Finally, a 
State that receives grants funds must submit each fiscal year, as part 
of the Annual Report for its highway safety program pursuant to 23 CFR 
1200.33, a report indicating how grant funds were expended and 
identifying the programs carried out with the grant funds. Again, this 
reporting requirement will not be a significant extra burden for the 
States because they are already required by regulation to submit an 
Annual Report for their highway safety program.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 1560 hours.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 52 (fifty States, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico).
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued on: February 27, 2006.
John Donaldson,
Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation and General Law.
[FR Doc. E6-3008 Filed 3-1-06; 8:45 am]
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